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post Dec 21 2014, 08:07 PM
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UK CHRISTMAS NUMBER ONES


SINGLES

1952 Al Martino Here in my heart
1953 Frankie Laine Answer me
1954 Winifred Atwell Let’s have another party
1955 Dickie Valentine Christmas Alphabet
1956 Johnnie Ray Just walking in the rain
1957 Harry Belafonte Mary’s Boy Child
1958 Conway Twitty Its only make believe
1959 Emile Ford & The Checkmates What do you want to make those eyes at me for

1960 Cliff Richard I love you
1961 Danny Williams Moon River
1962 Elvis Presley Return to sender
1963 Beatles I want to hold your hand
1964 Beatles I feel fine
1965 Beatles We can work it out / Day Tripper
1966 Tom Jones Green Green Grass of Home
1967 Beatles Hello Goodbye
1968 Scaffold Lily the Pink
1969 Rolf Harris Two Little Boys

1970 Dave Edmunds I hear you knockin’
1971 Benny Hill Ernie (The Fastest Milkman in the West)
1972 Little Jimmy Osmond Long Haired Lover from Liverpool
1973 Slade Merry Christmas Everybody
1974 Mud Lonely this Christmas
1975 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody
1976 Johnny Mathis When a child is born
1977 Mull Of Kintyre
1978 Mary's Boy
1979 Another Brick In The Wall

1980 St. Winifred’s School Choir There’s no one quite like grandma 189,000
1981 Human League Don’t you want me 188,000
1982 Renee & Renato Save your love 121,000
1983 Flying Pickets Only you 174,000
1984 Band Aid Do they know it’s Christmas 882,000
1985 Shakin’ Stevens Merry Christmas Everyone 145,000
1986 Jackie Wilson Reet Petite (The sweetest girl in town) 135,000
1987 Pet Shop Boys Always on my mind 107,000
1988 Cliff Richard Mistletoe and Wine 210,000
1989 Band Aid II Do they know it’s Christmas 198,000

1990 Cliff Richard Saviours Day 102,000
1991 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody / These are the best days of our lives 279,000
1992 Whitney Houston I will always love you 217,000
1993 Mr. Blobby Mr. Blobby 92,500
1994 East 17 Just another day 204,000
1995 Michael Jackson Earth Song 261,851
1996 Spice Girls 2 Become 1 429,000
1997 Spice Girls Too Much 252,000
1998 Spice Girls Goodbye 380,000
1999 Westlife I have a dream / Seasons in the sun 213,000

2000 Bob the Builder Can we fix it? 359,639
2001 Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman Somethin’ Stupid 110,000
2002 Girls Aloud Sound of the Underground 213,140
2003 Michael Andrews ft. Gary Jules Mad World 227,547
2004 Band Aid 20 Do They Know Its Christmas? 231,492
2005 Shayne Ward That’s My Goal 742,180
2006 Leona Lewis A Moment Like This 571,992
2007 Leon Jackson When You Believe 275,742
2008 Alexandra Burke Hallelujah 576,046
2009 Rage Against The Machine Killing In The Name 502,672

2010 Matt Cardle When We Collide 439,007
2011 Military Wives with Gareth Malone Wherever You Are 555,622
2012 The Justice Collective He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother 269,248
2013 Sam Bailey Skyscraper 148,853
2014 Ben Haenow Somethiing I Need 214,000
2015 The Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir – A Bridge Over You 127,490



ALBUMS

1956 Original Soundtrack The King And I
1957 Original Soundtrack The King And I
1958 Original Soundtrack South Pacific
1959 Original Soundtrack.South Pacific

1960 Original Soundtrack.South Pacific
1961 The George Mitchell Minstrels.Another Black And White Minstrel Show
1962 The Shadows Out Of The Shadows
1963 The Beatles With The Beatles
1964 The Beatles Beatles For Sale
1965 The Beatles Rubber Soul
1966 Original Soundtrack The Sound Of Music
1967 The Beatles Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
1968 The Beatles The Beatles (The White Album)
1969 The Beatles Abbey Road

1970 Andy Williams Andy Williams Greatest Hits
1971 T. Rex Electric Warrior
1972 Various artist compilation (K-Tel).20 All Time Hits Of The 50's
1973 Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
1974 Elton John Elton John's Greatest Hits
1975 Queen A Night At The Opera
1976 Glen Campbell 20 Golden Greats
1977 Various artist compilation (K-Tel) Disco Fever
1978 Original Soundtrack Grease
1979 Rod Stewart Greatest Hits Vol. 1

1980 Abba Super Trouper
1981 Abba The Visitors
1982 John Lennon The John Lennon Collection
1983 Various artist compilation Now, That's What I Call Music
1984 Various artist compilation The Hits Album/The Hits Tape - 32 Original Hits
1985 Various artist compilation Now - The Christmas Album
1986 Various artist compilation Now, That's What I Call Music 8
1987 Various artist compilation Now That's What I Call Music 10
1988 Cliff Richard Private Collection 1979-1988 200,000
1989 Phil Collins But Seriously

1990 Madonna The Immaculate Collection 340,000
1991 Queen Greatest Hits II 179,000
1992 Cher Cher's Greatest Hits: 1965-1992 193,000
1993 Meat Loaf Bat Out Of Hell II - Back Into Hell 189,000
1994 Beautiful South Carry On Up The Charts - The Best Of The Beautiful South 264,258
1995 Robson & Jerome Robson & Jerome 483,000
1996 Spice Girls Spice 439,000
1997 Celine Dion Let's Talk About Love 219,918
1998 George Michael Ladies & Gentlemen - The Best Of George Michael 308,714
1999 Shania Twain Come On Over 239,559

2000 The Beatles 1 422,042
2001 Robbie Williams Swing When You're Winning 365,208
2002 Robbie Williams Escapology 310,237
2003 Dido Life For Rent 270,652
2004 Robbie Williams Greatest Hits 183,871
2005 Eminem Curtain Call: The Hits 314,553
2006 Take That Beautiful World 443,070
2007 Leona Lewis Spirit 286,437
2008 Take That The Circus 381,650
2009 Susan Boyle I Dreamed A Dream 352,612
2010 Take That Progress 330,251

2011 Michael Bublé Christmas 317,114
2012 Emeli Sandé Our Version Of Events 177,696
2013 Robbie Williams Swings Both Ways 126,330
2014 Ed Sheeran - X 214,000
2015 Adele – 25 449,870
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post Dec 21 2014, 08:19 PM
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We haven't had a Christmas No1 that's not a X Factor winner, charity record, or internet campaign since 2003! mellow.gif sad.gif

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post Dec 21 2014, 08:33 PM
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QUOTE(Eth▲n @ Dec 21 2014, 08:19 PM) *
We haven't had a Christmas No1 that's not a X Factor winner, charity record, or internet campaign since 2003! mellow.gif sad.gif

probably won't be like that until X Factor stops unfortunately, when we'll get some "normal" songs going to Christmas #1 like Happy/Uptown Funk would've done, but also with the occasional charity record going all the way
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post Dec 21 2014, 09:06 PM
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Wow underwhelming Mr Blobby sales. The Christmas No1 sales since the turn of the century have been massive considering the troubles with sales.
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It seems to be the first year both number 1 single and album sell the same amount of copies blink.gif
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post Dec 21 2014, 11:03 PM
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2006 Take That Beautiful World 443,070 amazing, in a week, seems impossible now.
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Ben Haenow's song is 3,000 copies behind Whitney Houston's Xmas #1. She had an impressive first week sales considering sales in 1992's singles chart were absolutely poor
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post Dec 21 2014, 11:37 PM
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Wow 1996 saw Spice Girls selling 870k odd albums &
Singles, that's just unreal. Robbie/Take That dominates the 21st century!!
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post Dec 22 2014, 01:31 AM
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QUOTE(steve201 @ Dec 21 2014, 09:06 PM) *
Wow underwhelming Mr Blobby sales. The Christmas No1 sales since the turn of the century have been massive considering the troubles with sales.

It was one of those years when the Christmas fell on a Saturday, so the Christmas #1 was revealed 6 days before the actual day. Mr Blobby actually sold more copies the following week lol.

QUOTE(Hadji @ Dec 21 2014, 11:25 PM) *
Ben Haenow's song is 3,000 copies behind Whitney Houston's Xmas #1. She had an impressive first week sales considering sales in 1992's singles chart were absolutely poor

That was Whitney's fourth week at #1, not her first. The first Christmas #1 to enter at #1 was "2 Become 1".
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QUOTE(n4yr @ Dec 22 2014, 01:31 AM) *
That was Whitney's fourth week at #1, not her first. The first Christmas #1 to enter at #1 was "2 Become 1".


My mistake, I meant biggest one-week sales
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post Dec 22 2014, 02:11 AM
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QUOTE(steve201 @ Dec 21 2014, 09:06 PM) *
Wow underwhelming Mr Blobby sales. The Christmas No1 sales since the turn of the century have been massive considering the troubles with sales.
Mr Blobby's sales for the Christmas chart in 1993 suffered to an extent because the Christmas chart was based on sales from 12 to 18 December (chart dated 25 December). The following week (chart dated 1 January 1994) the chart was based on the sales week in the run up to Christmas (19 to 25 December) and the single recorded a sales increase of over 50% with sales of around 140,000.
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QUOTE(steve201 @ Dec 21 2014, 11:37 PM) *
Wow 1996 saw Spice Girls selling 870k odd albums &
Singles, that's just unreal. Robbie/Take That dominates the 21st century!!

Spectacular sales in 1996 for the Spice Girls! wub.gif They ended 1996 with over 2.8m singles sales, and almost 1.8m album sales (at the time I think 'Spice' was reported to have sold over 2m by the time 2 Become 1 came out, but it seems its figure was eventually revised down slightly). Anyway, over 4 and a half million records sold in their first 6 months alone. heart.gif
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Interestingly, if Mark Ronson had been up against last year's x factor winner and she had sold the same amount then he would have been no1 for Christmas. what a shame!! Also, x factor haven't dominated the albums Christmas chart in the same way as the singles....

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QUOTE(► ▲ N T ▲ @ Dec 21 2014, 08:33 PM) *
probably won't be like that until X Factor stops unfortunately, when we'll get some "normal" songs going to Christmas #1 like Happy/Uptown Funk would've done, but also with the occasional charity record going all the way


Sadly I can't see Cowell stopping X Factor anytime soon, maybe another 4/5 years maybe but I think it needs to be rested for a year at least though I'd rather it just disappeared forever!!
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post Dec 22 2014, 11:18 AM
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QUOTE(► ▲ N T ▲ @ Dec 21 2014, 08:33 PM) *
probably won't be like that until X Factor stops unfortunately, when we'll get some "normal" songs going to Christmas #1 like Happy/Uptown Funk would've done, but also with the occasional charity record going all the way


Unless Simon decides to shift it 3 months early, I read somewhere that he is planning to shake the format next year, whatever that entails we have to wait and see.
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post Dec 22 2014, 01:05 PM
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QUOTE(Robbie @ Dec 22 2014, 02:11 AM) *
Mr Blobby's sales for the Christmas chart in 1993 suffered to an extent because the Christmas chart was based on sales from 12 to 18 December (chart dated 25 December). The following week (chart dated 1 January 1994) the chart was based on the sales week in the run up to Christmas (19 to 25 December) and the single recorded a sales increase of over 50% with sales of around 140,000.



Ah yeh I actually forgot about that.Knew Mr Blobby sold quite a bit overall. Suppose it was 93, just before the norm became held back releases.

Thanks Robbie biggrin.gif
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QUOTE(Santa Martin @ Dec 22 2014, 11:18 AM) *
Unless Simon decides to shift it 3 months early, I read somewhere that he is planning to shake the format next year, whatever that entails we have to wait and see.

whilst I think the show ran tiring years ago to move it a month or two early would be a great idea. I really don't want XF hogging the Christmas #1 all the time (except the 3 years they missed it). Would be pretty cool to see something non charity on top too.
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QUOTE(Rob S @ Dec 22 2014, 01:10 PM) *
whilst I think the show ran tiring years ago to move it a month or two early would be a great idea. I really don't want XF hogging the Christmas #1 all the time (except the 3 years they missed it). Would be pretty cool to see something non charity on top too.


Or have the final a week before the race for Xmas no. 1 starts like in 2011 and 2012
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X-Factor needs moving to January or someone could make a false story about the winner and start a blacklash? I know the latter is highly immoral and wrong, but it's one way. Just destory the winner in the press.

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QUOTE(Rob S @ Dec 22 2014, 01:10 PM) *
whilst I think the show ran tiring years ago to move it a month or two early would be a great idea. I really don't want XF hogging the Christmas #1 all the time (except the 3 years they missed it). Would be pretty cool to see something non charity on top too.



Indeed a Summer version starting in June would be great boosting sales and songs up the chart in a quieter period but less people watch TV during the long warm summer nights and they wouldnt want a fall in audience. It would also leave the way open for artists to release on xmas week too.

Hope the Voice boosts sales in Jan/Feb too when it starts in the new year!
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